The Air Force must comply with international treaties and arms-control related agreements made by the US Government. This directive establishes Air Force policy to ensure comprehensive implementation and full compliance with all relevant arms control and related agreements while maintaining US national defense goals and objectives. The Air Force will implement these treaties/agreements by integrating their requirements into the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System at all levels. Additionally, continual review of policy, operations, force structure, and research, development, test and evaluation planning is mandatory to ensure Air Force interests are protected to the greatest extent possible. The following authorities and responsibilities are established: 4.1. The Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations (HQ USAF/XO) is the Air Force executive agent for arms control. 4.2. HQ USAF/XOXI is responsible for managing all aspects of the Air Force arms control process, including negotiations support, policy formulation, implementation, compliance, education and training, and overall budgeting. This directive implements national policies reflected in existing arms control agreements and treaties to which the United States is a party. This directive also implements DoD Directive 2060.1, "Implementation of, and Compliance With, Arms Control Agreements." Interfacing publications include AFI 16-601, "Arms Control Agreement Implementation and Compliance Guidance"; AFPD 10-6, "Mission Needs and Operational Requirements"; and AFI 10-601, "Mission Needs and Operational Requirements Guidance and Procedures". This document supersedes AFPD 16-6, from 12 March 1993. This publication is available digitally on the SAF/AAD WWW site at: http://afpubs.hq.af.mil.
AF Policy Directive 16-6; AFPD 16-6